Originally posted by gekko
Originally posted by stumason
Nice fluff, [...]
Nice ad hominem...
I'm not addressing Assanage allegedly braking Swedish law. I'm addressing Great Britain contemplating braking international law. I believe I can
claim GB is braking the law without claiming anything about Assanage.
If Britain chooses to brake in to an embassy, it will open a dangerous precedent that might backfire on others, seeking refuge from dictatorships, in
our own embassies around the world.
Strictly I suppose the Foreign Office is saying there would be no breach of law because, as per the Diplomatic & Consular Premises Act 1987, the
Ecuadorian Embassy would cease to be an Embassy before anyone went in. But like you I don't like the sound of it.
I don't know why the Ecuadorians could not have been asked nicely to hand Assange over and, if they refused, just kick the lot out and recall ours
from Quito. It would then be necessary obviously to ensure the Embassy premises are secure and turn off the power and water etc. It might then not be
too long before a pasty face appears at the window crying to be let out.